What the media, press and critics  say about Alfie………




Underground Venues at The Arts Centre, Buxton


BBC RADIO 4 COMEDY ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’ – Series 3 (May/June 2017)
Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script editor Will Ing
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


        Culture: ‘What to listen to’ – 14th June 2017


           Miranda Sawyer, Sunday 11th June







 ‘THE NAKED STUN’- Autumn Tour 2015

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EDINBURGH 2015 – ‘A FAIR COP STANDS UP’- Assembly George Square, 5th  – 31st August:

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★★★★ Review 25th August 2015  (in collaboration with YourThurrock) “Alfie is so personable and so engaging that the audience love him”.

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★★★★ Review 22nd August 2015 (online WOW247 on 24th August) – “a genuinely lovely, accomplished comic with a huge following both live and on the radio. Wonderful, warm, funny….. with thought-provoking stuff and real shocks”.
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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine  – 20th August 2015 “Definitely a show for those looking for something more from their stand up on top of memorable jokes”.

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Squirrel Comedy review – 20th August 2015  “wields a sharp comic blade……. he is very funny. I can recommend this show heartily….. I’d give it four truncheons”.

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Alfie joke from 2013 was included at number 3 “I’m in a same-sex marriage… the sex is always the same.”


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Alfie included in The Scotsman’s list of top jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe with his rib tickler: “I used to be addicted to swimming but I’m very proud to say I’ve been dry for six years.”

That quip also featured at number 7 in ’27 of the funniest ever jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe’ in Chat magazine

Alfie was ‘Joke of the Day’ in The Independent (at least one of his ‘funnies’ was!)

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BBC RADIO 4 COMEDY – ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’.  Second series aired during June and July 2015:
Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script editor Will Ing
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith

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Daily Mail June 13th 2015

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EDINBURGH 2014 – ‘THE NAKED STUN’ – Assembly George Square, 30th July – 25th August:

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   Two more of Alfie’s quips headed up Herald Scotland’s article ‘Feel the Force’ on 22nd August:

“Scottish forces have now amalgamated into one force known as Police Scotland. Whenever I hear the term ‘Police Scotland’, I’m tempted to say, ‘I wish somebody would! Have you seen the parking in Edinburgh?'”

Alfie also said that with the referendum coming up, it was better not to say anything that would annoy Scots. He added: “I have sensitively edited my jokes to be absolutely certain that they do not offend. For example, ‘An Englishman, Irishman and an alcoholic walk into a bar…'”




Alfie, a former Skegness copper, is profiled in this month’s ‘Lincolnshire in Focus’: Lincolnshire People Lincolnshire People

“At the same time I was starting to get noticed in the comedy world and had some television exposure when I was appeared in ITV’s Show me the Funny – a sort of X Factor for comedians”.


The Independent include two of Alfie’s jokes in ‘Festival’s Funniest’– 15th August 2014.  Top featured joke: “I used to live next to a farm and every time I passed the cows in the field I used to inexplicably shout abuse at them. Turns out I’m dairy intolerant.” His second joke: “Colin had his neck brace fitted years ago and since then he’s never looked back.”

The Scotsman – 13th August 2014 “Alfie Moore, copper turned comic, is getting better all the time ……”

Fest – 6th August 2014 “… accomplished raconteur”

Chortle – 6th August 2014  “Straight-talking Moore is a one-man public relations triumph for the police…deft at making serious points with penetrating, but light wit.”

Independent  – 26th July 2014 – dubs Alfie a ‘rising star…..on the cusp of a breakthrough’

Daily Mail include Alfie in ‘Pick of the Best Jokes’ – 25th July 2014 .  Alfie’s joke was “Violence is never the answer but what if the clue is an  eight-letter word meaning to cause intentional physical harm?”


BBC RADIO 4 COMEDY – ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’.  New series aired July 2014:

Written and presented by Alfie Moore
Script editor Will Ing
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith

The Stage  – 10th July 2014  said the show “was clever because the laughs, and there were plenty of them, came from two different directions. For a start, there was Moore’s great patter, in which he managed to mock his previous profession at the same time as demonstrating a deep respect for it. Plus his rapport with the audience/temporary officers (“Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time,” said one less than sympathetic volunteer) was equally entertaining”.

Telegraph Seven Magazine – 5th July “refreshingly grown up mini-series …. closer to reality than the Moral Maze – and funnier”

Daily Mail Radio Choice - 9th July 2014

Daily Mail Radio Choice – 9th July 2014 also Radio Choice in  Independent & The Telegraph


‘Viva Alf’s Vegas’ – Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh 31st July – 25th August 2013:

Chortle  – **** “Genuinely funny, sharp observational comedy.” Review 2nd August 2013

The Scotsman – “……a show you do not want to end.” Review 3rd August 2013

Broadway Baby – **** ” …..definitely a talented comedian… very funny.” Review 5th August 2013

Three Weeks – **** “…kept us on the edge of our seats” Review 11th August 2013

One4Review – **** “… has a charm that makes him very watchable” Review 20th August 2013

Sunday Express – “There is no doubt the man is funny….he knows what he’s talking about.”

Interview with TV Bomb – 22nd August 2013

Dave Comedy’s Funniest Joke of 2013 Edinburgh Fringe – The Telegraph 22nd August 2013

Edinburgh Festivals’ 21 of the Funniest Fringe Jokes 2013 – Edinburgh Festivals 23rd August 2013

Mail Online – Quotes of the Week 25th August 2013


‘Alfie Moore: Settling down to a new beat on comedy circuit’  – Yorkshire Post Feature 2nd May 2013

‘Policeman turned comic: insider insight needed more than ever’ – Guardian feature 16th October 2012


‘I Predicted A Riot!’ – Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh 1st – 27th August 2012:

Interview with Richard Bacon on BBC 5 Live – 22nd August 2012

The Arts Desk – **** Review 22nd August 2012

The Sunday Telegraph – **** Review 19th August 2012

E4 Podcast – Recorded 19th August 2012 

David Mitchell tweets better qualityTweet from David Mitchell after coming to see the show on 13th August:
“Heading back from Edinburgh where I saw several very funny shows: Alan Davies, Stewart Lee, Felicity Ward, David Trent and Thom Tuck all great….. but my favourite was @alfiemoore’s brilliantly funny show about policing.  It’s genuinely hilarious and about something.  Do catch it!”

The Scotsman – **** Review 10th August 2012

Kate Copstick’s – Scotland on Sunday’s Edinburgh festival picks 

Chortle – Top 10 true-life stories that have “caught their eye” for Edinburgh

Paul Sinha – Edinburgh comedy guide 


‘I Predicted A Riot!’ – Spring Tour 2012

Ham & High – 10th May 2012

Daily Mirror ‘The Ticket’ supplement – 4th May 2012

BBC Look North – 2nd May 2012 – feature is 24 minutes in

Article in This is Total Essex – 2nd May 2012

Feature in the Slough & Windsor Express – 30th April 2012

Review in Bromsgrove Standard – 27th April 2012

Interview with Alfie from the Midlands Express & Star – 20th April 2012

Feature in the  Hull Daily Mail – 14th April 2012

Article in The Sun – 23rd March 2012


ITV1′s Show Me The Funny! July 2011

The Independent

The Telegraph

This is Scunthorpe

The Star


‘THE NAKED STUN’- Autumn Tour 2015